How to Dress Your Toddler for the Winter

We always want our children to be comfortable. During the cold winter months, it’s especially important to keep kids warm while spending time outdoors. Wintertime is one of the most fun times of year for kids to adventure outside with future snowball fights, snowmen assembly, and exciting times with friends. While the little ones love snow, your toddler needs to be properly prepared for the elements to prevent frostbite, hypothermia, or unnecessary colds down the road. But how do you make sure your toddler is fully ready to head outside during the winter?

In this article, we’ll explore some of the best toddler winter clothes as well as some helpful tips for how to dress your toddler for winter. With the help of Reima, your toddler will be on their way to staying cozy, comfortable, and warm regardless of the winter environment. 

Tip #1: Layers, Layers, Layers

Maybe the most fundamental rule of dressing your toddler for winter is providing them with enough layers of clothing to ensure their comfort throughout the day. Each layer should serve a different function and is the preferred option for toddlers since it allows versatile warmth if they’re going from outdoors to indoors frequently. As a general rule of thumb, there are three major layers, which include: 

  • Base Layer: The layer closest to the skin, the base layer should absorb moisture. Suggested fabrics are wool or polyester. 

  • Middle Layer: The middle layer insulates heat throughout the body. While it fits close to the body, it doesn’t restrain movement for the child. Suggested materials include wool, down, or fleece. 

  • Outer Layer: The outer layer is the layer that protects your child from snow, rain, and wind to lock in warmth. This layer should allow easy movement, room for layers, with weather-resistant materials. 

Reima’s Toddler Winter Clothes

Curious about where to begin with layering? Reima’s got your back, with all the layering apparel you’ll need to prepare your toddler for the winter. Here are some suggested base and middle layers, we’ll explore some great jackets and coats later on! 

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Tip #2: Choose Breathable Fabrics

When choosing your toddler’s winter clothes and gathering the appropriate clothing for the season it’s important to pay attention to the fabrics and materials used for each piece. Generally speaking,  unless you’re choosing a jacket or coat, you’ll want breathable fabrics that don’t suffocate the child during the day. Fleece is a great choice for layers because it insulates the body while still allowing movement and breathability. 

Reima’s Breathable Toddler Apparel

When it comes to properly dressing your toddler for the winter and choosing the best toddler winter clothes, the fabrics and materials chosen can make all the difference. Reima values durable fabrics and materials that encourage movement and coziness at the same time. 

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Tip #3: Value Weather-Resistant Outer Layers

Another huge rule for choosing the best toddler winter clothes is choosing clothes that will keep them dry during heavy snowfall, rain, or wind. No one likes getting wet and staying cold throughout the day, and your toddler is no different. Weather-resistant fabrics will defend against light rainfall and somewhat shield from the element, while waterproof materials will completely shield moisture from retaining within the garment. For the winter months, waterproof and windproof fabrics are highly encouraged for any toddler winter clothes selection. 

Reima’s Waterproof Toddler Apparel

Reima has numerous weather-resistant and waterproof garments perfect for assembling a toddler’s winter wardrobe. Here are some popular options for the little ones that enjoy playing around outdoors during the snowy months. 

Tip #4: Keep Hands and Feet Dry

While choosing layers with the appropriate materials for weathering the elements is very important, it’s also crucial to keep hands and feet dry during the cold months. Wet feet or fingers can immediately lead to frostbite without the proper winter apparel, so make sure to stock up on plenty of wool socks and gloves as well as waterproof winter boots to keep their fingers and toes cozy throughout the day. 

Reima’s Toddler Boots and Essentials

When it comes to keeping our toddler’s hands and feet dry, it’s never a bad idea to pack a few extra dry socks with you and begin with reliable winter boots that will prevent moisture from getting to their feet. Luckily, Reima has a variety of socks, gloves, and winter boots that will keep your toddler warm all season long. 

Tip #5: Don’t Forget the Winter Accessories! 

Finally, it never hurts to include a few winter accessories within your child’s selection of winter apparel. These are great for snowy days spent outside, a winter sports vacation, or any time you anticipate your toddler will spend a prolonged period of time outdoors during cold temperatures. While the toddler’s layers will keep them warm, toddler winter accessories will guarantee that all warmth will be locked within. 

Reima’s Winter Accessories

Reima has everything you need to complete your toddler’s winter clothes options with numerous winter accessories that they’ll appreciate during those chilly winter days. 

Find All Toddler Winter Clothes and Essentials at Reima! 

Reima has everything you need when you’re searching for well-made and durable toddler winter clothes. From toddler jackets and coats to layering essentials perfect for the coldest of winter days, Reima has what you need. We believe that children should be able to explore the world around them, regardless of the weather. Explore Reima’s selection of toddler winter clothing today!